2002 Honda Civic 02' Civic stalls at stop, restarts no prob

Tiny
LLEYNA23
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  • 2002 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 93,000 MILES
Recently had new alternator and battery replaced because my alternator and battery light went on.
Car ran okay after new parts, but the battery light stayed on, my SRS light came on, and on short drives, the car would just shut off without warning when I was at a light or stop sign. It always restarts no problem but would just shut off again at another stop. Sometimes when I would accelerate, I would hear a clicking sound from my automatic shift and the Drive light on my dashboard would go out. When this happened the car would surge. Then it would go back to normal. But this was happening every few minutes. Then last night- new problem- I lost all function of my RPM gauge, and the temperature control is not working. The battery light went off, but the alternator light went on, and accelerating seems to be a problem for the car. The car now is also having a hard time with smooth acceleration. Please help.
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Saturday, April 4th, 2009 AT 10:10 AM

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Tiny
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Hi lleyna23,

Thank you for the donation.

I am not clear what is meant by alternator and battery lights.

The charge indicator is a battery diagram with + and - on either end. What other diagrams are showing?

If any indicator light is showing, something must be wrong and some test would have to be performed to diagnose the problem.

Did you test the charging rate after replacement of the alternator?
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Sunday, April 5th, 2009 AT 7:37 AM
Tiny
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Hello
I'm sorry it's the "check engine" light (not the alternator light).
Yes when the alternator was changed, (and the battery), both were tested and shown to be working fine. The problem continued and then recently got worse (as mentioned in the initial post).

So now the SRS light and the check engine light are on, the car stalls without warning when idling, when accelerating, there is a clicking sound from my automatic shift and the Drive light on my dashboard goes out and the car surges. Now the RPM gauge and the temperature control gauge is not working and the car is having a hard time accelerating.
Thank you for your help
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Sunday, April 5th, 2009 AT 4:09 PM
Tiny
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When the Check Engine Light shows, an error has been detected by the engine management system and that is causing some problem with the driveability.

You need to scan the Power Control Module (PCM) and retrieve the Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) for us to be able to understand what is wrong.

Most parts stores provides the scanning service either free or for a nominal fee. Get it done and let me know the EXACT DTC.
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Monday, April 6th, 2009 AT 8:01 AM
Tiny
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Hi
The check engine light went off but the battery light and SRS light remain on. The car continues to stall at each stop light and restart without problem. The RPM gauge started working again when I restarted the car. I took the car to an auto shop and they were getting a "no link" when trying to get a DTC code. The drive light continues to intermittently go off and the car surges when this happens. At the same time there is a clicking sound that comes from the automatic shift. It will the return to normal after a few seconds. Please help.
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Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 AT 3:08 PM
Tiny
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Does the battery indicator stay on immediately when engine is started?

Have you tested the charging rate on the vehicle?
Is the voltage almost equal at the battery terminals and between alternator main terminal and ground?

Situation don't look good. Charge indicator light is from the PCM (engine computer) and your symptoms seems to indicate it is faulty. I would sugggest checking the PCM connectors for contamination or looseness in contact.

The no link received by the scanner indicates the PCM is not communicating. You might need to replace the PCM.
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Thursday, April 9th, 2009 AT 10:10 AM

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